China this week reached a milestone in its drive to master the military use of space with the launch of trials for its Beidou satellite global positioning network, a move that will bring it one step closer to matching U.S. space capabilities.
The Stuxnet virus that last year damaged Iran's nuclear program was likely one of at least five cyber weapons developed on a single platform whose roots trace back to 2007, according to new research from Russian computer security firm Kaspersky Lab.
Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking TE Connectivity’s Fortis Zd backplane connectors. TE offers the Fortis Zd backplane connectors as a modular backplane connector system that combines
If you’re “in the industry,” you’ve seen a flurry of articles recently about the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Department of Defense (DOD)supply chain. The hearing addressed the March 2011 investigation into counterfeit electronic parts in the DOD supply chain. The hearing revealed bad news and good news, but for once, it seems that the good news may be winning.
ESA’s CryoSat mission has been gathering detailed information on the thickness of Earth’s ice since its launch in 2010. Through international collaboration, this state-of-the-art mission is soon to be used to monitor conditions at sea for marine forecasting.
ESA astronaut André Kuipers and crewmates Oleg Kononeko and Don Pettit docked today with the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft. They will work aboard the Station now for five months and return to Earth in May.
Johnson Controls, U.S. Army announce first contract following President Obama's energy efficiency directivesDecember 27, 2011 5:59 am | News | Comments
Johnson Controls and the U.S. Army today announced a federal contract for a solar energy installation and other energy efficiency improvements at Fort Bliss. The nearly $16 million project, executed through the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala....
Aitech Defense Systems Inc., has released the A175, a rugged, self-contained, EMC/EMI-protected Remote Interface Unit (RIU) I/O expansion subsystem that provides dynamic mission profile reprogramming. The subsystem uses
A former computer hacker testified on Tuesday that he led authorities to the suspected source of the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history after several days of online chats with Bradass87, an alias for Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning.
Cicoil’s highly flexible and durable flat silicone cables are designed for use on Unmanned Ground Based Military Robotic Vehicles that require absolute reliability in Mission Critical and Extreme Environment Conditions. Unlike bulky and stiffer round cables, Cicoil’s flat silicone cables provide space and weight savings...
In this podcast we talk to Richard Smith (left) and Richard Kane (right) of Raytheon about the new Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT).
New Scale Technologies (www.newscaletech.com) today announced that its miniature linear actuator modules were on board the United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket launched at Vandenberg Air Force Base October 28.
Sofradir announced today that it has been awarded a contract in the value of tens of millions of euros to manufacture Infrared (IR) detectors for the engineering and flight model phases for the next generation of European meteorological satellites, MTG.
Micro Power Electronics, Inc., the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, today announced that Electrochem Solutions, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest in Micro Power from Weston Presidio.
29 ministers of the ESA-EU Space Council underlined the importance of space systems for security. They drew attention to the role of satellite systems - particularly Galileo, EGNOS and GMES - as the backbone for improving Europe's response to emergencies.
About 1,000 asteroids big enough to cause catastrophic damage if they hit Earth are orbiting relatively nearby, a NASA survey shows.
APEM Components introduced the P65 series of rotary switches, a high temperature version of the company’s PT65 dual in-line package (DIP) coded rotary switch. The series is specially designed for high temperature soldering and is appropriate for
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed two Gallium Nitride (GaN) High-Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) C-band (4–8GHz) amplifiers for satellite earth stations.
The December 2011 issue delves into the military/aerospace sector. T’Jae Gibson (of army.mil) discuses 3D holographic technology and, in a special salute to our veterans, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg recalls his and former Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre’s experience in the military.
Silicon Designs, Inc. has announced the global market introduction of its new LG Series, a dedicated product family of low-g range chips and modules, designed to support of a variety of zero-to-medium frequency aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial, and general test & measurement requirements. The LG Series provides
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Saturday, launching a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered NASA rover toward Mars to look for clues on what could sustain life on the Red Planet.
Pentair Technical Products, Schroff is now offering the Calmark/Birtcher line of conduction-cooled keying system for applications that require a more robust solution than conventional front-panel assemblies, such as military and ruggedized systems.
Cobham’s HGA-7001 SATCOM high gain antenna subsystem has been selected by Virgin Atlantic for the airline’s Boeing 747 cabin upgrade programme to commence in 2012.
The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has changed the way we communicate, and the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office is taking advantage of those changes.
A mobile phone unit connecting isolated communities to the rest of the world using satellites and solar power has caught the attention of ESA and the World Economic Forum.